Jorge Sosa, Composer


Jorge Sosa is a Mexican-born composer, currently residing in New York City. Opera News described his telematic opera “Alice in the Pandemic” as “wildly imaginative, musically powerful and technically courageous” and commended “Sosa’s broad stylistic palette (which) incorporated lyrical impassioned melodies, kooky carnival music, and efficient recitative”. The Music Blog “I Care if You Listen” described Sosa’s opera “I Am A Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams” as “well-balanced to the story’s narrative, and his vocal writing aroused strong emotional peaks and valleys, magnified by the characters’ impassioned performances”.

Jorge has recently been commissioned by American Lyric Theater to write a new opera “Splintered,” co-composed with Justine Chen and libretto by Lila Palmer. Jorge is currently developing “The Rising Tide” a new work for Boston Children’s Chorus on the subject of climate change, and “The Beehive,” a new comic opera for University of North Iowa. In 2020 Jorge was commissioned by Little Orchestra Society to write “The Monarch of Uxmal” a new work for orchestra and soprano. In 2019 Jorge was commissioned by Albany Symphony to write his work “I Dissent”, based on three iconic dissenting opinions by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. “I Dissent” was premiered in the Albany Symphony’s “Voices of America Festival” in 2019, conducted by Maestro David Alan Miller. In 2019 Jorge was a guest artist with New Music Detroit during their 2019 Strange Beautiful Music Festival. Jorge’s first full-length opera, “La Reina,” commissioned by American Lyric Theater, was performed in the 2016 “PROTOTYPE” festival in NY. Jorge is currently an Associate Professor at Molloy College. Jorge’s music is available on all the major music download sites and through the website www.jorgesosa.com.